The Coca‑Cola Company announced today that it has retained Laurence H. Tribe as constitutional counsel to represent the company in its ongoing tax dispute with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Professor Tribe has taught at the Harvard Law School for 50 years and is Harvard University’s Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law, Emeritus. Professor Tribe has argued 37 cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and many cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals during his distinguished career. Professor Tribe is considered the pre-eminent constitutional scholar in the country.
For more information about the tax case, click here, to see the company's form 8-K that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Feb. 10.
Also, on Jan. 6, the company announced the naming of J. Michael Luttig, former U.S. federal judge and general counsel for The Boeing Co., to serve as counselor and special advisor to the company and its board of directors. Judge Luttig is advising on tax matters, focusing on the tax case and its impact on shareowners. For more information, click here.